Latest Floods News

At least 13 killed in torrential rains in Madagascar

Jan. 23, 2020 12:32 PM EST

ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar (AP) — At least 13 people have died in flooding and landslides caused by torrential rains in Madagascar this week, authorities said Thursday, with the military deployed to help evacuate people at risk from rising waters. Another 19 people are missing and more than 47,000 people are...

Work begins to protect Bay Head rail yard from storms

Jan. 23, 2020 12:27 PM EST

BAY HEAD, N.J. (AP) — A post-Superstorm Sandy project to protect a Jersey shore rail yard from future storms is under way. NJ Transit says construction has begun on a project to harden its rail yard in Bay head at the end of the North Jersey Coast line. The facility was flooded by storm surge from the...

Two people take snapshots atop of a collapsed bridge in Malgrat, near Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. Since Sunday the storm has hit mostly eastern areas of Spain with hail, heavy snow and high winds, while huge waves smashed into towns on the Mediterranean coast and nearby islands of Mallorca and Menorca. (AP Photo/Joan Mateu)

Storm Gloria kills 11 in Spain, causes wide coastal damage

Jan. 23, 2020 9:58 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — A calamitous storm has killed at least 11 people in Spain and left five others missing, as well as causing rivers to overflow their banks and contaminating vast agricultural areas in eastern Spain with salty seawater. New reports of disappearances in northeastern Catalonia and the...

Ground broken to replace WVa high school destroyed by floods

Jan. 22, 2020 2:27 PM EST

ELKVIEW, W.Va. (AP) — Ground has been broken for a new West Virginia high school to replace one destroyed by 2016 floods. Gov. Jim Justice attended the ceremony Wednesday for the new Herbert Hoover High School in Elkview about 13 miles (21 kilometers) northeast of Charleston, news outlets reported. ...

Waves hit a partially damage bridge during a storm in Badalona's beach, outskirts of Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. Massive waves and gale-force winds smashed into seafront towns, damaging many shops and restaurants and flooding some streets. (AP Photo/Joan Mateu)

Spain: Storm death toll up to 7, major river floods feared

Jan. 22, 2020 12:25 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — Three more people have died as a result of a fierce storm that has battered Spain for the past three days, authorities said Wednesday, raising the death toll to seven. Fears increased that heavy rains expected later Wednesday could lead to several swollen rivers breaking their banks, among...

In this Dec. 10, 2019, photo, Don Mason, chairman of the Weybridge, Vt., selectboard looks at gravestone of Revolutionary War soldier William Haven, who is buried in a cemetery near the edge of an eroding river bank in Weybridge, Vt. Rising seas, erosion and flooding from worsening storms that some scientists believe are caused by climate change are putting some older graveyards across the country at risk. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)

Erosion, floods make some final resting places not so final

Jan. 22, 2020 11:18 AM EST

WEYBRIDGE, Vt. (AP) — When Revolutionary War soldier Josiah Clark was buried in a small Vermont cemetery near a river bank in 1835, it was supposed to be his final resting place. But erosion over the years made worse by more intense storms has washed away some graves and left the remains of Clark, who...

FILE - In this June 19, 2019 file photo, a postal worker returns to their truck parked on a flooded street in Miami caused by high tides. Flooding due to climate change-related sea level rising, the erosion of natural barriers and long-periods of rain pose substantial economic risks to Florida, particularly its real estate value, according to two new reports released last week. (AP Photo/Ellis Rua, File)

Reports: Flooding risks could devalue Florida real estate

Jan. 21, 2020 4:52 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Flooding due to climate change-related sea level rising, the erosion of natural barriers and long-periods of rain pose substantial economic risks to Florida, particularly to the value of South Florida real estate, according to two new reports released last week. For years, Florida lawmakers...

South Dakotans fear a wet spring will lead to more flooding

Jan. 20, 2020 1:04 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Weather data indicates the flood risk is high in South Dakota this spring following widespread floods and record precipitation last year in the state. After a wet fall, rivers and the ground are already saturated with water, said Mike Gillispie, a state climatologist for the...

Ice jam causing minor flooding in central Nebraska

Jan. 20, 2020 12:54 PM EST

LOUP CITY, Neb. (AP) — An ice jam is causing minor flooding near Loup City in central Nebraska's Sherman County, the National Weather Service said. The service has issued a flood advisory that is scheduled to expire Tuesday afternoon. The flooding is occurring in low-lying areas near the Nebraska Highway...

Flooding from Montana ice jam raises foul water worries

Jan. 20, 2020 12:30 PM EST

MISSOULA Mont. (AP) — A central Montana town has issued a boiled water notice after flooding from an ice jam raised worries about residential wells being contaminated. KECI-TV reports about two dozen homes in Choteau that use private wells were asked to boil their water as a precaution. The ice jam along...